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June 26 Through the Years
1483- Richard III becomes King of England
1870- Christmas becomes a National Holiday in the US
1917- The AEF arrives in France
1927- The Cyclone Roller Coaster opens in Coney Island
1934- FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act
1948- "The Lottery" is published
1963- JFK gives them"Ich bin ein Berliner" speech
1977- Elvis gives his final concert in Indianapolis
Henry Thaw killed Stanford White in NYC not Pittsburgh
June 25 Through the Years
1788- Virginia ratifies the Constitution
1906- Harry Thaw murders Stanford White in Pittsburgh
1940- France surrenders to Germany
June 24 Through the Years
1374- An Outbreak of St. John's Dance breaks out in Aachen, Germany
1779- Great Siege of Gibraltar
1813- Battle of Beaver Dams
1880- First performance of "O Canada"
1916- Mary Pickford signs a Millionaire Dollar Contract
1939- Siam is renamed Thailand
1947- Kenneth Arnold makes first UFO sighting
1950- Apartheid begins in South Africa
2012- Lonesome George Dies
To tackle - or - not to tackle? THAT is the question.
June 23 Through the Years
1683- William Penn sign Friendship pact with the Lenni Lenape
1810- John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company
1894- IOC formed
1926- 1st SAT administered
1969- Warren Butger is sworn in as Justice for US Supreme Court
2013- Nik Wallenda crosses the Grand Canyon
June 22 Through the Years
1870- Justice Department created
1918- Hammond Circus Train wreck kills 86
1941- Germany starts the invasion of Soviet Union known as Operation Barbarossa
1942- Pledge of Allegiance adopted
1944- FDR creates the GI Bill
Since L.A. did indeed draft Lonzo, I am taking my fandom to South Beach and will become a bandwagon fan for the 3-0-5. Hello Miami Heat...
his other two sons I mean.
Whatever........when Bogart said we'll always have Paris. Well we will always have the past of the Lakers. RIP.
I also like the Celtics chances a lot next year but it depends a lot on what they do in FA to see if they could win the East. I love Lebron but it just is too painful at times to see him demolished in the finals now.
Also I have been forced in the last year to sorta even go for Boston at times due to people I know offline.
So.........sometimes we both do a bit of this too and already have.
And in a way it's taboo since Boston/L.A. have always had the historical rivalry so it's a huge slap in the face to the Lakers.
And since Boston did get jobbed in game 7 of the finals with KG I sometimes still feel really bad.
Anyway I am done, promise. I got to shut up and get my butt ready for bed to get up tomorrow.
June 21 Through the Years
1734- The slave Marie-Joseph Angelique is put to death for burning much of Montreal
1768- James Otis Jr. Offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Assembly
1898- US captures Guam
June 20 Through the Years
1782- The Great Seal of the United States is adopted
1787- Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Constitutional Convention to call the new government The United States
1837- Queen Victoria takes the throne
1840- Samuel receives a patent for the telegrapgh
1863- West Virginia joins the Union
1877- Alexander Graham Bell installs the 1st Commercial telephone
1893- Lizzie Borden is acquitted of murder
1945- Werhner von Braun joins Operation Paperclip
1975- Jaws premieres
1979- ABC journalist Bill Stewart is killed in Nicaragua
June 19 Through The Years
1862- Congress nullifies Dred Scott
1910- First Father's Day
1943- Eagles and Steelers merge
1853- The Rosenbergs are executed
1964- Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved
1979- Garfield debuts
June 18 Through the Years
1684- Massachusetts Bay Colony charter revoked
1778- British troops abandon
1812- US declares war on the United Kingdom
1873- Susan B. Anthony is fined for trying to vote in the 1872 election
1923- Checker Taxi starts
I've been reading Stephen King again. Just finished "The Stand", and am currently reading 'Misery". For those who are into King, I'm pondering now what would happen if Trashman man met Annie Wilkes. Then there is Randall Flagg. Maybe I have too much time on my hands......
Final "black hole" of the off-season - leading up to training camp & the pre-season !!
June 17 Through the Years
1579- Sir Francis Drake claims Nova Albion(California) for England
185- The Statute of Liberty arrives in the New York Harbor
June 16 Through the Years
1774- Harrodsburg, Kentucky founded
1858- Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech
1903- Ford Motor Company incorporated
1911- IBM is created
1944- George Stinney is executed at 14
1961- Rudolf Nureyev defects to the west
1981- Reagan honors Ken Taylor
Any plans for Father's Day? My father's birthday and Father's Day BTW, are about on the same day. He does not like it. Just going to have family over for a BBQ. As dad loves everything and anything BBQ. He never met a BBQ he never liked LOL!
It is a good idea to pay homage to our fathers out there even the one's who departed too early. Fathers don't often get praised for their contributions enough I'm afraid. Dad's typically have a unique way of looking at things.
I get my sarcasm from my old man & you better be careful what you ask him because odds are he's going to be blunt, refreshingly honest, & tell you what he really thinks as opposed to what you want to hear.
I lost my dad 2 years ago. Gathered with my family and went to the remembrance mass, then to dad's marker and read from his favorite book 2 weeks ago on the anniversary of his passing. We had a memorial breakfast after that. The world has changed since he left
My husband is working on Sunday as he always does, luckily he has the early shift and will be home in time for dinner. My daughters are coming up. Not sure what the dinner plans are. I expect it will be unreasonably hot as it has been so, anything cold and inside is ok by me
Prayers to the people of West London
June 15 Through the Years
1775- George Washington is named Commander-in-Chief
1836- Arkansas joins the Union
1844- Charles Goodyear receives his patent for Vulcanization
June 14 Through the Years
1777- The Stars and Stripes is adopted
1900- Hawaii becomes a US Territory
June 13 Through the Years
1805- Meriwether Lewis and 4 Companions see the Great Falls of the Missouri
1777- Lafayette lands in America
1893- Grover Clevelandhas successful cancer surgery
1966- Miranda Rights begin
1967- Thurgood Marshall nominated to Supreme Court